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by Rainman
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7395
Views: 320023

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

Had to bump up an order to take advantage of some free shipping. Did the math and it all worked out to my advantage. Result? Some 12 ga. 00 buckshot fell into the shopping cart. It happens.
by Rainman
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival Basics (Survival 101)
Replies: 71
Views: 4012

Re: Survival Basics (Survival 101)

Not to stir the poop, but here's a reliable source for the heat-loss-through-head-is-a-myth claim. Heat Loss Thru Head Myth The environment doesn't care about myths or percentages or studies of who cares what. 45% OR 10% or 0% honesty for the love of all that is holly will people ever stop using th...
by Rainman
Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: Survival Basics (Survival 101)
Replies: 71
Views: 4012

Re: Survival Basics (Survival 101)

I hate to be one of "those guys" but the thing about losing so much heat through your head is a myth based on a misinterpretation of a US Army study back in the 70's. It's a good idea to cover your head in cold weather, but you don't lose any more body heat from there than any other part of the bod...
by Rainman
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: recycling grey water
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: recycling grey water

The only other way I can see to reuse it as drinkable water might be to build a still. I suppose you could even use a solar still. I would think that a solar still would be your easiest solution and will work in a wide variety of climates/conditions. This is one area I really need to experiment wit...
by Rainman
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Rat....it's what's for dinner!
Replies: 43
Views: 3671

Re: Rat....it's what's for dinner!

I'd love to have someone with higher knowledge of chemistry and biology weigh in on the risks of eating a rat that had consumed something toxic. I'm not that kind of a doctor, but I DID read the packaging on the d-Con rat poison I placed in the attic yesterday. You can read that sentence as the equ...
by Rainman
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: solar lights
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Re: solar lights

Glad I looked around on ZS before I posted a repost. The story is evidently making the news rounds - just saw it on NPR. Maybe the pics are different?
solar light story
Anyway. Still very cool! Deck prism on the cheap!
by Rainman
Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Rat....it's what's for dinner!
Replies: 43
Views: 3671

Re: Rat....it's what's for dinner!

Where do you get rat that's safe to consume? Do you just go to the pet store and slaughter it yourself? I've got an attic full of wood rats you are welcome to... I have yet to crawl up there with the poisoned bait traps, so I'm guessing they're more or less "clean." Hell, they mostly seem to subsis...
by Rainman
Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Bushcraft
Topic: recycling grey water
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: recycling grey water

I'd think if water were THAT scarce you'd be a fool to use it for clean-up. There are plenty of other means for cleaning surfaces, hands, etc. nowadays that don't require water. I'll bite, though. If you were bugging-in and had a steady supply of water (but were nervous about it) you could always ri...
by Rainman
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?
Replies: 153
Views: 6629

Re: What did you get for Christmas that is a PAW Prep Item?

Slim-pickins this year: 1. A small stamped-metal "wallet" multi-tool (mostly slots for various nuts/bolts, a serrated edge and a sharp edge, etc.) 2. The green light to order some ammo for upcoming duck hunt... oops! Did that box of JHPs fall into the cart, too? And that spam can of surplus ammo? Oh...
by Rainman
Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Your Sharp Friend: The Pocket Knife
Replies: 44
Views: 6250

Re: Your Sharp Friend: The Pocket Knife

At my grandpa's 90th birthday party the topic of pocket knives came up, and everyone carrying was asked to hold theirs up. Gramps, of course, always has his small folder. With him nearly every male (and a couple of females) at the party over 8 years old had one... except me. In my defense, and it wa...
by Rainman
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Where do you go first.
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Where do you go first.

I realize you're looking for potential solutions to your logistical problem, but it reads like you intend to do all the driving and carrying. Why not develop a plan with these two other parties (fiance and her family) that doesn't involve YOU driving from Point A to B to C to D... If there are reaso...
by Rainman
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:19 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Nalgene Bottle Survival kit
Replies: 19
Views: 2555

Re: Nalgene Bottle Survival kit

As per a lot of older threads about pre-packaged kits: Neat Idea, Poor Execution. If you made this set-up for yourself using the same list of components you would choose much higher quality items. All the "Coughan" and El Cheapo elements in this Nalgene aren't worth it. Many are of crap-plastic that...
by Rainman
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Swiss room box! Uber awesome
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Swiss room box! Uber awesome

I didn't see where they're not exporting (as per post above), but I did see that they claim to be "international" AND that they're giving one away. Threw my hat into the ring for a freebie. Am not simultaneously holding my breath. Really neat product, nonetheless. "The swissRoomBox product can be *...
by Rainman
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Swiss room box! Uber awesome
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Swiss room box! Uber awesome

I didn't see where they're not exporting (as per post above), but I did see that they claim to be "international" AND that they're giving one away. Threw my hat into the ring for a freebie. Am not simultaneously holding my breath.
Really neat product, nonetheless.
by Rainman
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?
Replies: 6662
Views: 316563

Re: What Did You Do Today To Prepare?

Been a while since I logged on/posted. Haven't even had much time to lurk! (What's this world coming to?) Our family had a nasty employment dry spell from late last year well into the spring. The hurricane boxes saved our butts, as we slowly ate our way through them and kept our grocery bills to a m...
by Rainman
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .32 insert for M44
Replies: 24
Views: 2385

Re: .32 insert for M44

I bought the 7.62x25 insert and recently ordered some ammo for a test run. I'm running mine through a 91/30, though. Will try to get some pics and do up a little report after a get to a range. I ordered the insert as a way to introduce my little kid to shooting his 91/30 without scaring him off with...
by Rainman
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Jeriah's 5 Weapon Coconut Test: Vote for your favorite!
Replies: 108
Views: 11194

Re: Jeriah's 5 Weapon Coconut Test: Vote for your favorite!

So, by holding the MagLite up over your shoulder, pointed forward, it's both illuminating what's ahead of you, and in the perfect ready position for a strike! I have had the cops approach my car window this way. I've made the observation that almost everybody who profesionally lugs arround a huge-a...
by Rainman
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7395
Views: 320023

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms rela

I ordered an insert for my 7.62x54r that will allow me to shoot 7.62x25. Cheaper plinking, here I come!
by Rainman
Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: The Minimalist Arsenal
Replies: 215
Views: 23002

Re: The Minimalist Arsenal

You're not really a minimalist if you've got an arsenal, now are you? :P If you want to be a minimalist, 12ga shotgun with different chokes and ammo and that's it. :P That's sort of where I was going, too. "Arsenal" and "minimalist" seem to be a little contradictory, at least in the way that "arsen...
by Rainman
Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em) I
Replies: 6533
Views: 984049

Re: Bug Out Gear Deals (Post 'em when you find 'em)

Target has Clif and Luna bars (7-ct. boxes) on sale for $5. That's about $0.71 per bar, pre-tax. They pack about 250/cal. per bar, taste good, and hold up pretty well under heat, etc. I keep them in my GHB behind the seat of my truck, so they're exposed to hot/cold for months before I get around to ...
by Rainman
Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The Swiss gun culture
Replies: 88
Views: 4574

Re: The Swiss gun culture

:( http://www.swissinfo.ch/media/cms/images/keystone/2010/12/60270600-29077628.jpg Old standard-issue army carbines are returned to be destroyed in 2008. (Keystone/Sigi Tischler) AHHHHRRGG! Noooo! Both a 1911 and a K-31? :cry: My dad-in-law gifted me a sweet model 11 this holiday. Going off his des...
by Rainman
Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: A minimalist approach to readiness and prepping
Replies: 73
Views: 6879

Re: A minimalist approach to readiness and prepping

Who has seen the movie "Up In The Air"? The basic plot is of a man who lives on the system. He has a tiny apartment with nothing more than a bed, which he hardly uses. He spends most of his time traveling, living out of a single suitcase, flying place to place, driving rental cars and surviving on ...
by Rainman
Tue Jan 04, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mountain man & Black Powder Rendezvous
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Mountain man & Black Powder Rendezvous

I loved going to rendezvous when I was a kid!! One time me and my buddy got ourselves a water snake and put it in the outhouse...yeah, we nearly got beat for that but it was funny to us. Back then knife throwing was'nt too big, but tomahawk throws were fun and the muzzle loader shoots were serious ...
by Rainman
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Mountain man & Black Powder Rendezvous
Replies: 9
Views: 840

Re: Mountain man & Black Powder Rendezvous

Ive been to an SCA event... had lots of blacksmithing, sand casting, archery, cooking over a fire, tentmaking, ect. Was really cool. I picked up a much better way of making mead than i was doing it. Same thing as a Blackpowder event just subtract about 500 years and wear armor instead of buckskins....

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